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Associate Professor
Dr May Wong
BA, MPhil HKU; PhD Lancaster
Associate Professor
Dr May Wong
BA, MPhil HKU; PhD Lancaster
PROFILE
PROFILE

May Wong is Adjunct Associate Professor in the School of English at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) and Fellow of Advance HE (formerly The Higher Education Academy) in the UK. She earned her PhD from Lancaster University (UK) and obtained both her bachelor’s (first class hons.) and M Phil’s degrees at HKU. She has had over fifteen years of experience of teaching in other schools and institutions of international standing, including the School of Humanities (Linguistics) and School of Professional and Continuing Education at HKU, and the Department of Linguistics and Translation at the City University of Hong Kong. Her research interests are in interdisciplinary studies, focussing on how language, visual and media studies intersect with culture and heritage. She has taken a transdisciplinary approach to language and communication with particular reference to multimodality, social issues, gender and cultural identity in the media landscape of Hong Kong. In her research monograph entitled Multimodal communication: a social semiotic approach to text and image in print and digital media (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019) and other recent works, she researches into the city’s unique history and politics and rich and culturally diverse heritage in terms of visuals and verbal repertoire manifested in public and commercial advertising, new(s) media, museum artefacts, and Cantonese slang. She also specialises in digital humanities by deploying quantitative and qualitative research methods in (cross-)linguistic analyses of Hong Kong English and English-Chinese translations published in leading peer-reviewed journals such as Linguistics, International Journal of Corpus Linguistics, Journal of Pragmatics and Languages in Contrast as well as a research monograph, Hong Kong English: exploring lexicogrammar and discourse from a corpus-linguistic perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017).

Courses to be taught in 2020-21     
COURSE CODE   PROGRAMME
ENGL1027   Analyzing discourse
Courses previously taught
COURSE CODE   PROGRAMME
ENGL1031   English grammar(s)
ENGL2050   English Corpus Linguistics
ENGL2146   Cognitive semantics
LCOM2001   Theories of Language and Communication
LCOM2007   Visual communication
Research interests

corpus linguistics; cognitive linguistics; discourse analysis; multimodality; social semiotics; translation studies; World Englishes (with particular reference to Hong Kong English).

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3917-1923
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Room 761, 7/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus